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How to enjoy one of the worst films ever

The cult phenomenon The Room plays September 18 and 24 at the Mayfair. Is it really, as Entertainment Weekly called it, “the Citizen Kane of bad movies”? Pretty much, yeah. But that doesn’t mean it’s not enjoyable. Quite the opposite, really. Read on, and discover how to make the best

The Godfather of Parliament

The Ottawa Sun says, “Il Divo is fast, frantic and often funny, beautifully photographed and held together with an endlessly provocative soundtrack.” The Ottawa Citizen praises Il Divo for “dazzling cinematography and Sorrentino’s impeccable editing, not to mention a blood-pumping soundtrack… [and] the brilliant

Blood and Ice Cream

Love is a strong word. But I love Simon Pegg, Nick Frost and Edgar Wright. Back in 2004, a poster showed up online for ‘Shaun of the Dead‘. I had never heard of the movie, and didn’t know who the man in the poster was, but being a zombie

WEIRD IS RELATIVE

As insane of a concept as this might seem, there was a point in recent motion picture history in which the brainstorm for films was actually original stories for the most part. Unlike the world we live in now, where nine out of ten films released are adaptations, remakes, reboots,

THE DEAD ARE AMONG US!

The film ‘Zombie’ (or ‘Zombi’) has had a bit of a confusing past behind it. The film was initially released as ‘Zombi 2’, which would make you think that there was a predecessor to it. Strangely enough, from a certain point of view, there is no actual ‘Zombie’ part

Fall from Innocence

‘Stand by Me’ used to be the movie and story that Stephen King fans would point to in defense of his ability to write more than just straight horror tales. Sure, he’ll always been known most for bringing us stories of haunted cars, evil dogs, anger inducing hotel’s and

Christine Conradt, j'accuse!

Tonight (Nov 4) at 9 pm, the Mayfair presents the Ottawa premiere of Accused at Seventeen. Directed by Doug Campbell, the plot of Accused at Seventeen runs something like this (according to what we wrote in this month’s schedule, at least): After a prank goes horribly wrong,

STOP LANSDOWNE MALL!

The next time you visit the Mayfair, you may notice something other than a movie listed on our marquee. It’s a web address: StopLansdowneMall.ca We’ve been pretty vocal in our opposition to the Lansdowne Partnership Plan (formerly known as Lansdowne Live). And now, we’d like to ask you

You should(n't) have gone before we left!

When you gotta go, you gotta go. But when you’re watching a movie, how do you time your bathroom break so you don’t miss anything good? That’s the question the people behind RunPee.com set out to answer, and answer it they did, with a website (and now an

VOTE!!

The Mayfair has been nominated in two categories in the ‘Best of Ottawa 09 Readers Poll’ in the X-Press. Hence, now I will shamelessly ask everyone to take a moment, link over to their website, and vote for us as ‘best alternative to a multiplex’ and ‘best film festival’

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